Hairstreaks and Elfins
Appearance: Above, orange-brown, usually seen in flight. Below, variable, brown with a crooked postmedian line and a row of soft submarginal spots. A short tail is present.
Size: Small; 1 to 1 1/4 inches
Habitat: Brush, woods (particularly pine and oak) in foothills and lower montane
Season: Mid-May to August
Larval Foodplant: Ceanothus, buckbrushes
Did You Know…
Females lay single eggs on buds, leaves and twigs of host plant and the eggs overwinter there. Eggs hatch the following spring.
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